ASC Pty Ltd - Bronze Sponsor



ASC is proud to be a Bronze Sponsor for SubSTEC5


With more than 1,300 employees at two facilities in South Australia and Western Australia, ASC has naval engineering, design, construction, maintenance and project management resources unparalleled within Australia’s defence industry.


Initially established in 1985 at Osborne, South Australia, ASC was subsequently chosen in 1987as the prime contractor for the design, manufacture and delivery of the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) fleet of six Collins Class submarines (CCSM).


At the conclusion of the CCSM build program in 2003, ASC commenced a contract for the through-life support, maintenance and design upgrades of the submarines’. This contact was replaced by the In-Service Support Contract (ISSC) in mid-2012.


ASC is performing at above-international-benchmarks for submarine availability, as part of the Australian Submarine Enterprise, including the RAN and the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

ASC undertakes this work at the Osborne submarine deep maintenance facility in South Australia and at ASC West, in Henderson, Western Australia.


ASC also provides submariner training services to the RAN, staffing the Submarine Training and Systems Centre at HMAS Stirling in Western Australia, and provides approximately 30 submarine platform experts as secondees to the Commonwealth’s Future Submarine Technical Office.


In 2005, the Commonwealth selected ASC as the shipbuilder for the Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) Program, as part of the AWD Alliance. Subsequently ASC signed the Alliance Based Target Incentive Agreement (ABTIA) in 2007 and since 2010 ASC and its AWD Alliance partners have been successfully building and integrating the three AWDs at the Osborne Naval Shipyard.


Since 2010, ASC and its AWD Alliance partners have been building and integrating the three AWDs at the Government’s shipbuilding facility at Osborne, South Australia. The first AWD, HMAS Hobart, was delivered in 2017, providing the RAN with its most advanced and complex warship. The second AWD, Brisbane, is to be delivered in 2018, and the third, Sydney, is due for delivery in 2020.


In 2017 ASC was named as the South Australian shipbuilder for the lead and second Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV). ASC entered a contract with prime contractor, and designer Lürssen of Germany for the construction of these vessels and achieved keel laying of the lead vessel, the future HMAS Arafura, in May 2019.


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